Detroit Lions

National Football League franchise in Detroit, Michigan / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit. The Lions compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the National Football Conference (NFC) North Division. The team plays their home games at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit.

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Detroit Lions
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Established July 12, 1930; 93 years ago (July 12, 1930)[1]
First season: 1930
Play in Ford Field
Detroit, Michigan
Headquartered in Allen Park, Michigan
Detroit Lions logo
Detroit Lions logo
Detroit Lions wordmark
Detroit Lions wordmark
LogoWordmark
League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1930present)

Current uniform
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Team colorsHonolulu blue, silver, dark steel grey, white[2][3][4]
       
Fight songGridiron Heroes
MascotRoary the Lion
Personnel
Owner(s)Sheila Ford Hamp[5]
ChairmanSheila Ford Hamp
PresidentRod Wood
General managerBrad Holmes
Head coachDan Campbell
Team history
Championships
League championships (4)
Conference championships (4)
Division championships (5)
Playoff appearances (19)
Home fields
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The franchise was founded in Portsmouth, Ohio as the Portsmouth Spartans and joined the NFL on July 12, 1930.[1] Amid financial struggles, the franchise was relocated to Detroit in 1934 and renamed the Lions in reference to the city's Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise, the Detroit Tigers.[6][7]

The Lions won four NFL Championship Games between 1935 and 1957. Following the 1957 championship, the franchise did not win a playoff game until the 1991 season and did not win another until the 2023 season. They are the only franchise operational for the entirety of the Super Bowl era to not appear in the Super Bowl.[8][9][10]

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